Man airlifted to hospital from Beaumaris pier
26 August 2014 |
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A MAN thought to have seriously injured his back on a boat off Anglesey was airlifted to hospital.
The Beaumaris RNLI volunteer lifeboat and an RAF Valley search and rescue helicopter were called at 12.46pm on Saturday after Holyhead Coastguard received a report that a man may have seriously injured his back on a motor cruiser near Puffin Island.
AN RNLI spokesman said: “Upon arrival on scene of the Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Annette Mary Liddington two of the volunteer lifeboat crew transferred to the motor cruiser where they gave first aid treatment which included administering oxygen to the casualty.”
A paramedic was lowered from the helicopter to the deck of the cruiser, and the teams decided to make for Beaumaris pier to stabilise the patient, before airlifting him to Ysbyty Gwynedd.
RNLI volunteers and Anglesey Council wardens evacuated the pier in case the helicopter has any mechanical difficulties when picking up the man.
A mobile coastguard unit from Penmon together and an ambulance crew had arrived at the pier in Beaumaris.
the RNLI spokesman added: “Once the paramedics were satisfied they had stabilised the condition of the casualty he was winched on a special stretcher into the RAF Sea King helicopter and taken directly to the Accident and Emergency unit at Ysbyty Gwynedd so that further evaluation of his condition and treatment thereof could begin.”
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